If you think you need psychological support you can contact a Talking Therapy Service and ask for an appointment on the NHS. pdf Click here for leaflet. (287 KB)

This direct access is open to all patients registered with a GP practice in the NHS Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group area.  This is open to people aged 18 and over (there is no upper age limit).

After your needs are assessed you will be offered the most appropriate care with a trained professional, which may include a short course of counselling to help you manage your current mental health problem including

  • Generalised anxiety & stress related problems; Panic attacks
  • Depression, including pre & post natal depression; OCD and phobias.

All of these IAPT services offer help for patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions

There is a national programme aimed at Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies – IAPT – and in Surrey Heath there are currently four IAPT providers you can choose from (click the links below for more information):

Mind Matters Surrey NHS

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Telephone: 0300 330 5450

Web: www.sabp.nhs.uk

Face to face, telephone and online interventions to individuals and groups with mild to moderate mental ill-health.

Waiting time (at September 2017): 43.5 days

Ieso Digital Health

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Telephone 01954 230 066.

Web: www.iesohealth.com/surrey

Online one-to-one cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), delivered in real time over the internet.

Waiting time (at September 2017): 20 days

Think Action Surrey

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Telephone: 0300 012 0012

Text ' TALK' to 82085

Web: www.thinkaction.org.uk

A wide range of evidence based psychological therapies offered via face to face individual sessions, telephone appointments and educational courses.

Waiting time (at September 2017): 14.5 days

Centre for Psychology

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Telephone: 01276 423 020

Text: 07847 639 307

Web: www.centreforpsychology.co.uk

One-to-one therapy, mindfulness group sessions and supportive workshops.

Waiting time (at September 2017): 31.5 days

 
If you aren’t ready for counselling there are other services available.

Click here to visit The Mental Health Foundation’s website where you can download a wealth of free information on looking after your mental health including overcoming fear, sleeping better, mindfulness, mental health in later life, exercise and top tips for a healthy mind.

The Welcome Project supports people to unlock their potential and recover their emotional wellbeing through activities at locations around Surrey Heath. Click here for more information.